Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Top 5 Lists from the RocketSquids

Posted: 14 Aug 2013 06:58 AM PDT

Here’s a list of five, but you’re going to want to check out the complete list of these Top 5 List lenses from the RocketSquids.

Just click on the link.  You can thank me later.

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Top 5 Make-at-Home Pasta Sauces

1. Top 5 Make-at-Home Pasta Sauces

Pasta is one of the quickest and easiest meals to cook at home. It works well for feeding a large group. It’s quick and versatile enough to throw together on a busy weeknight, and there are endless combinations for a lifetime full of variety. Despite the a…

Top 5 Reasons to Quit Drinking Soda

2. Top 5 Reasons to Quit Drinking Soda

As more studies are being published about the negative effects of soda, many people are deciding to quit drinking soda for good. Both regular and diet soda are becoming popular health topics on talk shows, the news, and the internet. But quitting soda for…

My Top 5 Science Fiction Books

3. My Top 5 Science Fiction Books

I love reading and science fiction is one of my favourite genres. To come up with this list I looked at a lot of lists by other people but really it’s all just a matter of personal taste. I love the books on this list because they hit a note in me as a r…

Elguitarbeast's Top 5 Guitarists of all time

4. Elguitarbeast’s Top 5 Guitarists of all time

Everyone has their favorite guitarist. Most everyone also has a top 10 list of their favorite guitarists. But, how is it possible to narrow it down to 5 of the greatest guitarists of all time? This is what I have set off to accomplish. Please keep in mind…

5 Best Vegetables And Herbs to Grow in Your Container Garden

5. 5 Best Vegetables And Herbs to Grow in Your Container Garden

There is nothing better than going out on my balcony and picking my own home grown herbs and tomatoes for a flavorful, easy, healthy salad. Basil pairs well with tomatoes so read further for the recipe. Basil, Banana Peppers, Parsley, Heritage Tomatoes,and…

Lens of the Day: Ursula The Sea Witch Costume

Posted: 14 Aug 2013 05:45 AM PDT

Look Who Won the Squidoo Gardening Club Quest!

Posted: 13 Aug 2013 04:42 PM PDT

gardeningclublogoThe winning lens from our most recent Squidoo Gardening Club Quest is How To Grow Cherry Tomatoes In Desert Climates by lensmaster RiaB.

In addition to being yesterday’s Lens of the Day, RiaB will receive a $25.00 gift card.  Stop by today to congratulate her on a job well done.

Although the small amount of entries we received this time around was a bit disappointing, the lenses that were built for this quest were all stellar and it was tough to choose only one as the winner.

And since we felt that each of them deserved a place to shine in the spotlight, we’ve posted all of the entries here for your enjoyment.


What Is A Catch Crop?

1. What Is A Catch Crop?

You can double the amount of vegetables that you can grow in a small garden by growing a catch crop. When you want to get more from the growing space that you have, you need to be a bit cunning, and catch cropping is the way. This page explains what is a c…

Growing Cucumbers in Cages

2. Growing Cucumbers in Cages

When I first started growing cucumbers many years ago, I planted them much like I did watermelons or cantaloupe. About 15 or 20 years ago, I switched to growing them in cages. The first year I tried it, I was sold, and I won’t ever go back. If you are stil…

How to grow Hot Weather Vegetables in Southern Ontario - Zone 5

3. How to grow Hot Weather Vegetables in Southern Ontario – Zone 5

Growing vegetables in a cooler climate is more challenging because you need the plants not only to grow and survive, but to produce fruit or vegetables as well, which means it has to have perfect conditions. This is our 13th summer of growing our own food…

Keep Your Growing Vegetables in your Garden Harvest on Your Table All Year

4. Keep Your Growing Vegetables in your Garden Harvest on Your Table All Year

Keep Your Growing Vegetables in your Garden Harvest on Your Table All Year. Growing vegetables in your garden and the produce it provides during the growing season it more than anyone can consume fresh. Most people who grow vegetables plan to preserve this…

8 Edible Plants in my Garden

5. 8 Edible Plants in my Garden

I gave up on my veggie garden a long long time ago, because I’m just not the person who will clean out the weeds every other day. Result was that I had to search for the veggies through a jungle of non edible plants which somehow always managed to grow fas…

Italian Heirloom Zucchini

6. Italian Heirloom Zucchini

Whatever you choose to call them, these big zucchini are from the squash family, along with pumpkins, cucumbers, melons, and of course, squash, zucchini and gourds. The reason I chose this particular type of zucchini is because it always amazes me how larg…

Taming Lettuce: How to Grow Lettuce Well (and Lazily)

7. Taming Lettuce: How to Grow Lettuce Well (and Lazily)

Ask anyone who knows me and they will confirm I am a meat and potatoes girl who has never really liked her veggies. But one thing I have always loved is a mild, buttery, leafy lettuce. This is ideally with pickled beetroot, boiled eggs and cold ham, like w…

Sweet Success Cucumbers

8. Sweet Success Cucumbers

Did You know? that cucumbers have only 10 or 12 calories per 100 grams, No cholesterol, No fat, Only 2mg of sodium, over 90% water, One of the oldest vegetables. At first glance, you may think that cucumbers have no nutritional value, but you would be wron…

Raised Bed Gardening

9. Raised Bed Gardening

Why on earth would you want a raised bed for your vegetable garden? You really don’t want one unless you just like the idea of weeding less and harvesting more – wait, what? That totally seems like a good idea, doesn’t it? The combination of raised beds al…

How to grow HOT and SPICY Oregano

10. How to grow HOT and SPICY Oregano

Hot & Spicy oregano offers the best of both worlds. It has the easy- growing traits of oregano with a slight heat of a mild chile. I often eat the leaves fresh out of the garden. Hot and spicy oregano in my opinion is best used as a fresh ingredient on…

Grandpa George's Walking Onions

11. Grandpa George’s Walking Onions

What’s the official vegetable of Bohemian Storytelling Tours? A walking onion, of course! Grandpa George’s walking onion is an heirloom vegetable in the truest sense, preserved and grown at Habitat Farm of Portland, Oregon. The onion is a family treasure,…

Companion Plants For Tomatoes: I Tre Amici

12. Companion Plants For Tomatoes: I Tre Amici

Companion Planting is the practice of growing different varieties vegetables, herbs and flowering plants together in the same garden bed. Good companion plants have complimentary physical characteristics or growing traits that mutually benefits other plant…

How to Grow Tomatoes In a Dry Climate

13. How to Grow Tomatoes In a Dry Climate

Ever since we moved here 12 years ago we’ve tried to grow tomatoes each summer, and each summer the tomato plants either withered and died or produced very little fruit. Very disappointing. This year I was determined to have a huge crop. My daughter and I…

Starting A Vegetable Polytunnel

14. Starting A Vegetable Polytunnel

One of the main reasons we moved to a house with land is that we wanted to grow fruit and vegetables in our own garden. We used to have a vegetable allotment where we lived at the last place but it was some miles away and we wanted to be able to walk out o…

eBay Bug – Update

Posted: 13 Aug 2013 01:17 PM PDT

Screen Shot 2013-07-22 at 7.14.52 PMWe’ve had reports of lensmasters having an issue with the eBay Module loading and saving content.

We’re working on this issue and hope to get things back up and running soon!

Hope you’re having a great Tuesday.

UPDATED – Tuesday August 13th at 4:50pm EST – We’ve fixed this issue.


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